If you have the time, it really isnt that hard. Complex, certainly. Lots of tutorials and google searching. I started with zero 3D modeling knowledge back in early March. If an aging old fart like me can learn it.... ;D
Done. Submitted. I'm still not entirely happy with it, but I was afraid if I did any more to it I would break something. In the end, I did not put any jiggle bones in it, as the whiskers are barely visible while moving anyway.